About

About me

I graduated from Texas A&M University in 1998 and subsequently commissioned a Field Artillery Officer in the US Army. While stationed at Fort Lewis, Washington, as a new 2nd Lieutenant, I discovered competitive shooting and became an avid USPSA competitor, quickly earning my “Master” classification. After 20+ years of service, I retired from the Army in 2018 as a Lieutenant Colonel and the Commander of the US Army Marksmanship Unit at Fort Benning, Georgia. I have always been passionate about shooting and was privileged to serve with the best shooters in the world. I can definitively say, good firearms training produces results.

Today, I want to take my experience and train others to be safe, responsible gun owners. Above all, firearms training is essential for any gun owner and even more important for those who choose to carry. In addition, I believe anyone can become confident and competent with whatever handgun they choose to own, but that requires training.

Methodology

Confidence and competence results from quality firearms training. My training focuses on the individual handgun owner. I limit class sizes to 6 or less and can accommodate your availability based on your schedule, not mine. I am passionate about the Second Amendment, firearms training and the individual responsibility that comes with owning and carrying a handgun.

Why Sheepdogs?

First, I have two Great Pyrenees, and they are the most incredible dogs I’ve ever owned. Their innate mindset is to always be watching and aware. Secondly, retired US Army Lieutenant Colonel and author, Dave Grossman, uses the analogy that there are three types of people in the world: sheep, wolves and sheepdogs. As firearms owners, we should all work on our attitude and mindset, especially if choosing to carry a firearm. Like Sheepdogs, we should strive to improve our situational awareness and be aware of the world around us.

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Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect.

Vince Lombardi

The highest obligation and privilege of citizenship is bearing arms.

GEN George Patton

Always work hard on something uncomfortably exciting.

Larry Page

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